Smooth Ride to Venture Capital
How to Get VC Funding for Your Business
Smooth Ride to Venture Capital : Pankaj Sahai : Vision Books : Book (ISBN: 8170947480�)
Price: Rs. 495
ISBN13/10: 9788170947486 / 8170947480
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to Get VC Funding for Your Business
you got a great business idea but not enough money to translate into a reality?
Have you got a small ongoing venture that can grow truly big if only you had the
money? Is your venture at too early a stage such that banks won't fund you? In
all such cases, you can grow your venture, create immense wealth and realise all
your entrepreneurial dreams by using venture capital to fund your business.
is the first comprehensive handbook of venture capital funding for Indian
entrepreneurs. It deals with the whole gamut of issues related to the complex,
multi-dimensional subject of venture capital in a simple and engaging manner.
Using first person narrative, it explains lucidly all the concepts and
intricacies of the venture capital raising process and guides the entrepreneur
step-by-step, revealing the secrets of success at every stage of the process:
is venture capital different from other sources of financing?
does the VC make money by investing in my business?
should I create my business plan to present to the VC?
will the VC value my business?
should I negotiate with the VC?
can I protect my interests once a VC funds my business?
legal agreements will I have to sign with the VC?
and when will the VC exit from my business?
I have to pay him to do so?
authoritative handbook is a must for ambitious entrepreneurs, business managers,
management consultants, business advisers and finance professionals alike.
The author is a
based Chartered Accountant, Enterprise Consultant and Executive Coach. One of
the best books on the topic of VC funding. It also has an
"air and context" to it.
With more than 6 Billion dollars of early-stage and VC
Capital waiting to be invested in the coming years and thousands of
entrepreneurs-in-waiting in the growing and young economy that
is, I expect this book to make a big difference to many people and the
realization of their dreams.
For any entrepreneur, raising money from a non-promoter
financial agency or institution is a tough and tearing proposition. It raises
many questions and confusions, many fears and doubts, many temptations and
tribulations. The book has been written with deep sensitivity to the
entrepreneur's situation and predicament. The book often anticipates and
clears such issues. Valuation, Dilution, Sharing of Control, Communication, Size
of Funds required etc are difficult and confusing areas which great deal of
subjectivity and context dependence. The book is an authoritative guide on most
of these issues without losing its readability at any point. It makes a special
effort at various places to point out pitfalls and myths.
I picked up this book at a Landmark store in Chennai and
could not put it down. Written by and large in a second person, personable voice
"Your business", "You must" etc., it takes on a prescriptive tone that
is surprisingly highly acceptable to the reader because of the substance and
solidity of presentation. The book touches so many important things so
adequately that I decided to get in touch with the author and thank him
personally for writing such a book. The author Pankaj turned out to be a most
friendly, widely read, deep thinking and financially savvy person of very high
integrity and commitment to his projects. I remain in touch with him till date
and am waiting for more of his books.
With 26 well written chapters in five parts that include VC
Industry Workings, Assessing Readiness for VC funding, Preparing for the VC,
Negotiating and Structuring the Deal and Managing the VC relationship and 5
excellent appendices including a glossary of VC terminology (including slang!),
the book is a must-have-in-your-bookshelf reference and guide.
The book will be useful for all entrepreneurs, promoters,
Chartered Accountants and MBA's trying to learn this field or engage in a
self-study project. It is a great gift to give to that enterprising friend of
yours whom you know will one day start a business and successfully grow it.
The positive spirit of the book, its thoroughness and
ability to genuinely educate the entrepreneur will make this book one of lasting
relevance and many, many subsequent editions. Vultures, greedy financiers and
low-balling peddlers of capital will run scared of this book as it promises to
enlighten the entrepreneur on how to spot and handle such behaviors of
— Anand Kannan, B.Tech (IIT-M), PhD (Purdue)
"Finally, an How To on Raising VC in India . . . . While Private Equity and Venture Capital gets more than adequate coverage in the general business and entrepreneur-targeted media, there has been a surprising lack of "how to" manuals for entrepreneurs who are serious about raising this type of capital. For instance, while entrepreneurs might have heard of terms like "term sheets", "due diligence", etc., it is not very easy to research online on what exactly is these involve in the Indian context. (Most of the material available is typically US-centric). Which is why New Delhi based consultant and entrepreneur Pankaj Sahai's "Smooth Ride to Venture Capital" stands out. Published by Vision Books; and prices at Rs. 495/, the book is also well laid out on good quality paper" Arun Natrajan, Founder & CEO of Venture Intelligence
". . . The book serves as a guide to the experts in the field . . . important topics are covered well." Businessworld
". . . Recommended addition to the Entrepreneur shelf . . ." The Hindu Business Line
". . . This is one of the few books on the venture capital industry that specifically addresses Indian Entrepreneurs . . . book is a good source of information and is worth a venture." Money Today
PANKAJ SAHAI is a New Delhi based management consultant, entrepreneur coach, mentor and adviser. He is the founder of VentureAhead.com, an entrepreneur support and coaching portal, an enabling marketplace for ventures in need of strategic capital and partners. Previously, he worked, in responsible positions in India and overseas, with multinationals like Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, Schlumberger and Citibank, before becoming part of the core entrepreneurial team of shareholder-directors at IIS Infotech Ltd, a software services start-up, which was subsequently sold to FI Group Plc. (now Steria-Xansa). Pankaj Sahai is a Chartered Accountant (India) and a Chartered Management Accountant (United Kingdom).
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